UK Brick Shortage Still Present

By: Rachael Doyle   •   March 8, 2018

7mm thin brick slips

Reports say UK was short of approx 500 million bricks in 2017… Could brick slips be the answer?

An interesting article this week in The Construction Index suggested UK brick makers were unable to satisfy domestic demand last year. While the UK brick shortage has been widely reported, they stated that there was a deficit of approximately 500 million bricks that had to be supplied through imports.

With industry bodies and government parties stating that the UK needs at least 200,000 new homes a year, house builders are under pressure to complete new housing projects on time and cannot
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Wetherby Stonewool Insulation transforms Car Park Soffits!

By: Laura Hennahane   •   February 15, 2018

Vale of Aylesbury Housing Trust office car park has been given a much needed make over with the help of Wetherby’s Stonewool Insulation and Silicone Render.

The office space runs directly above the car park and after numerous complaints from office workers about the cold temperatures through the flooring and the car park itself requiring some attention to bring it up to current building regulations it felt like the right time to tackle both with some vital refurbishment works.

Wells and Mundy were contracted to carry out the works and it was clear from initial inspections that the soffits on
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TOP HONOURS AT ENERGY EFFICIENCY AWARDS

By: Rachael Doyle   •   February 13, 2018

Award Winner - Refurbishment - Render

We are delighted to be part of the team that scooped the ‘Large Project of the Year’ award at the Wales Regional Energy Efficiency Awards this week.

The award was presented for the major £2m scheme to transform more than 300 houses on the Caerphilly County Borough Council operated Lansbury Park estate. Wetherby collected the award alongside Caerphilly Council, main contractor E.ON and EWI installers Elite Rendering and SAMS Drylining.

The Lansbury Park estate was beginning to look tired and, with increasing heating bills, Caerphilly Council embarked on a project to not only improve the energy efficiency of
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Chelmsford’s renowned Clock Tower undergone contemporary transformation

By: Laura Hennahane   •   January 17, 2018

The Clock Tower Retail Park in Chelmsford has recently opened its doors bringing new stores along with the restructure of the city’s most iconic landmark; the Britvic Clock Tower. With the help of Wetherby’s versatile silicone render, the renowned clock tower has been reconstructed with a new contemporary look.

The site was previously home to Britvic, one of the city’s best known soft drinks brands but after numerous negotiations the site was sold to Aberdeen Asset Management with a view to transform it into a retail park.

The original clock tower has been considered a key part of Chelmsford’s landscape
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From refurbishments to new build expansions, Wetherby are pleased to have been working alongside discount supermarket Aldi on their continuous development plans.

We are delighted to have had our insulated render system specified on multiple stores nationwide to create a clean modern look as specified by the retail giant. With Aldi looking to grow on their current 700+ stores, we are looking forward to seeing the outcome of the finished projects throughout the UK sporting the Wetherby facade system.


Wetherby’s BBA approved system has transformed the York Hill Estate in County Durham and the results are overwhelming.

The York Hill Estate is situated to the north east of Spennymoor town and is predominantly social housing with a high level of unemployment and/or low income families. Significant needs for improvements were identified and with many of the households being welfare dependant and isolated from the local economy through long term unemployment it was essential the issues were addressed to restore the community.

With this in mind an ambitious plan to regenerate the whole estate was crucial and with the community
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Wetherby Christmas Opening Times 2017!

By: Laura Hennahane   •   December 13, 2017

Season’s Greetings To All Our Customers The festive period is upon us and we would like to inform you of our scheduled shutdown for Christmas and New Year.

Our last working day is Wednesday 20th December and we will resume normal working hours on Tuesday 2nd January 2018.

Any deliveries required before the Christmas shutdown must be placed no later than 18th December for delivery 20th December. Orders placed on the 19th December will be delivered *2nd January 2018. However, collections are available up until 12pm on the 20th December at our Trade Counters.

(*All subject to stock availability).

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WEATHER WARNING! How to avoid render wash offs on site!

By: Laura Hennahane   •   December 12, 2017

The enhanced silicone render enables application in low temperatures and high humidity, suitable for application in all 4 seasons, especially the upcoming adverse weather!

It’s not only the Winter months that are affected by the cold, rain and increased humidity. Four Season Premium Silicone Render benefits from flexibility of application in a variety of conditions, which can save time on installation and cut costs on labour and scaffolding as installations don’t need to be weather dependant.

 

Find out more about our NEW Four Seasons Premium Silicone Render Here!


2017 Customer Satisfaction Survey Donations! Thank You!

By: Laura Hennahane   •   December 12, 2017

A huge thank you to everyone who took the time to complete Wetherby’s Customer Satisfaction Survey 2017.

Customer feedback is invaluable to us as we continually strive to provide the highest quality service to all of our customers. We are committed to continually improving the performance of our organisation and with your support and contributions this can be made possible.

As a thank you for this continued support we have donated £10 to the following charities for every survey completed. On that note, we are delighted to say we have raised nearly £600 for Parkinson’s UK, Marie Curie and Downs
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Creating a Greener Future at Wetherby HQ!

By: Laura Hennahane   •   November 29, 2017

We have recently invested in our tinting facility at our Head Office premises in Golborne which will not only reduce trade counter lead times with the introduction of faster dispense speeds but will also reduce the impact on the environment with new energy saving features.

The 2 new HA480’s have recently arrived and been installed at Golborne depot and will benefit from no pigment agitation or pigment waste meaning the machines energy usage and carbon footprint will be reduced from 20 watts to an impressive 1.8 watts.

As the new machines feature no pigment agitation or waste, any unwanted pigment
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